We’ve all been there. You’re invited out on a date by a guy you’re interested in, he’s suggested a venue and a day, so all that’s left for you to do is prepare. It might mean treating yourself to that dress you’ve been lusting after, or raiding your wardrobe to find the perfect combination to make you look, and feel amazing.
The Bowling Date
Whether you’re good at bowling or not, there’s no denying it’s a great way to build rapport and chemistry with your date. A few drinks and maybe some snacks to share creates the perfect laid back atmosphere which calls for an equally laid back outfit.
All that over enthusiastic leaning to get a strike means jeans are probably your best option here to avoid any awkward upskirt moments. Pair a stylish high-waisted washed denim pair with a classic striped T shirt for a simple but stylish ensemble. You can take your favourite trainers but we all know that nothing looks good with those clown-esque bowling shoes anyway.
The After work drinks
Sitting around the office all day isn’t conducive to creating the perfect dating outfit, particularly if you’re more partial to wearing whatever is the most comfortable when it comes to lounging on a beanbag and counting down til 6pm. While a full change of clothes isn’t always practical, there are a few easy ways to trade out your daytime work wear, to a sophisticated but chilled out I-just-came-from-work vibe.
Wear your classic black skinnies during the day and swap out your usual t shirt for a silky cami and a nude lipstick. Leave your trainers under your desk, and as it’s autumn, opt for a pair of embroidered black boots.
The Outdoor Date
It’s autumn and the nights are drawing in, there’s a chill in the air, and there’s nothing nicer than getting wrapped up and going for a walk around Hampstead Heath on a Sunday afternoon. It’s time to take out the 120 Denier tights and don your favourite winter coat and oversized scarf. He’ll be able to see your outfit in all it’s glory when you sit down for a Sunday roast in your local anyway.
The Dinner Date
If your date has suggested dinner then firstly, this is a great way to gauge what he’s into. Does he suggest the newest pop up restaurant that everyone’s talking about? Or a quiet local restaurant that serves his favourite dish? Or maybe something that romantic french place you’ve seen on Instagram? Either way take note. Secondly, you’ll need to nail just the right outfit. We’re assuming you’re being treated to a romantic hot spot, so you may want to dress down if it’s just a trip to Nando’s.
Find the right balance between glamorous without looking overdone by opting for a silky midi slip dress and an undone blazer. Weather permitting, a block sandal will keep you comfy while also
So once you’ve got your outfit locked in, the only thing to left to do is relax and enjoy the date.